Blue Line K9 holds a few odor recognition classes each year. Those classes will focus on how to teach your dog to recognize an odor and alert you to the presence of that odor. This skill is an extremely rewarding experience for you and your dog. Take this new skill and compete in competitions through NACSW or AKC Scent Work trails for an even more rewarding experience. Learn from our experience as Police K9 Handlers to teach your dog this new skill.
Recognized odors for AKC and NACSW; Birch, Anise, Clove, and Cypress.
The class meets once a week for 6 weeks for an hour and a half. The first class for 2019 will start March 16th and continue for the next six Saturdays. The class will teach you how to take what your dog knows how to do best and use it to amaze you. The classes will start by teaching your dog how to use their nose to find its food or toy. Then we teach you how transition from associating the odor of the food or toy to the odors recognized by AKC and NACSW.
Click the Registration Button below to register for the March 2019 Scent Detection Class. The class is $130 per dog.
Once you’ve completed the 6 week class you can continue to train with us and receive follow up training, learn new odors, and train in an environment for detection dogs with no distractions. Maintenance training is $25 a month. No contract needed, just meet us on Saturday’s for your maintenance training.
With over six years of experience working and training police K9’s to search for five controlled substances, head trainer, Jacob Fowler will be teaching one of the most rewarding skills you can teach your dog, scent detection. In 2010 Jacob completed 240 hours of detection training with the prestigious Inglis Police Dog Academy as a Patrol K9 Handler for the Ventura Police Department in Southern California.
Over the next six years Jacob completed regular weekly training with his K9, assisted new handlers learning the skill, re-certified his narcotic detection K9 annually, located narcotics over 800 times during the 240 hours detection course, and several hundred real narcotic finds in the field. Jacob loves teaching dog lovers and hobbyist’s a new skill with a practical application.
The sport of Scent Work is based on the work of professional detection dogs (such as drug dogs), employed by humans to detect a wide variety of scents and substances. In AKC Scent Work, dogs search for cotton swabs saturated with the essential oils of Birch, Anise, Clove, and Cypress. The cotton swabs are hidden out of sight in a pre-determined search area, and the dog has to find them.